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Jesse Felsot

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Jesse Felsot is a music video, commercial, documentary and feature film producer.[1]

Education[edit]

Jesse graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara in 2000.[2]

Career[edit]

Early in his career, Jesse held exec assistant positions with companies such as Outlaw Productions("Training Day") A Band Apart Commercials and Music videos and David Ayer's Crave Films("Harsh Times," "End of Watch", "Fury" "Suicide Squad")

Jesse started Treasure Entertainment in 2000. He has produced a number of music videos for clients such as Sony BMG/Latino, Upstairs Records, Nashville-based Stringtown Records, Bad Boy Records, Atlantic Records, Sony-based Immortal Records, and Jerry Heller (former President of Eazy E's Ruthless Records). He has also produced commercials for Con Air Razors, Trip Advisor, Cox Media and Time Warner Cable Media.

Jesse served as a co-producer on Harsh Times the gritty urban drama written and directed by David Ayer that stars Christian Bale, Eva Longoria, Freddy Rodriguez, Terry Crews and JK Simmons. After a successful run at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, the film was released theatrically by Bauer Martinez Entertainment/MGM. The film currently airs on the MGM TV network, Showtime, Cinemax and HBO/Hulu.

Jesse has been successful in the world of documentaries, having first produced the docu-drama ‘Flintown Kids,’and then feature music documentary Where’s The Soul?, which centers on the rise and fall of the R&B movement amid the proliferation of gangsta rap.[3]

In 2006, Jesse co-executive produced the family feature film You've Got Few Friends for The Hallmark Channel, starring John Schneider, Dylan McLaughlin and Bitty Schram, which premiered on Hallmark in 2007.[4]

Through CM Film LLC, where Jesse serves as President and shot videos for various artists such as Janelle Monáe, Slum Village, Amanda Perez, Skee-Lo, Akwid, Snoop Dogg, Mýa, Lil Rob, TLC, Boyz II Men, and John Michael Montgomery.[5]

Jesse's most recent producing venture through CM Films (www.cmfilms.biz) is the music documentary, "Where's the Soul?" focusing on the rise and fall of R&B music with the rise of Hip Hop. Jesse is currently producing a music documentary "Nightclub Star" starring DJ Trauma, DJ Monika Starling showcasing the current trends of being a DJ through today's social media and the effect the music has on rappers looking to shed violence in the nightclub setting. Both Films are being distributed by Factory Film Studio and CM Films Distribution.

Filmography[edit]

  • Flintown Kids (2005)
  • Harsh Times (2006)[6]
  • You've Got A Friend (2007)[7]
  • Man Overboard (2008)
  • Where's The Soul?
  • Narco Valley
  • Bigger Trouble in Lil Oakland
  • God City Da Movie
  • Nightclub Star

References[edit]

  1. Theiapolis Profile
  2. "UCSB Alumni Profile". Archived from the original on June 18, 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2010.
  3. Jesse Felsot ‘s bio
  4. You've Got A Friend at the Internet Movie Database Archived June 21, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  5. "Lecture at International Language and Video Exchange – "Japan Meets Hollywood"- 12/10/08". Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved June 25, 2010.
  6. Harsh Times at the Internet Movie Database Archived June 21, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  7. You've Got A Friend at the Internet Movie Database Archived June 21, 2014, at the Wayback Machine


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